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U.S. consumer demand for prize-linked savings: New evidence on a new product

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  • Tufano, Peter
  • De Neve, Jan-Emmanuel
  • Maynard, Nick

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We report on the potential American demand for prize-linked savings, a savings account that also awards prizes. Our survey data suggests significant interest among individuals with little actual savings, without regular saving habits, who play lotteries extensively, and are optimistic.

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  • Tufano, Peter & De Neve, Jan-Emmanuel & Maynard, Nick, 2011. "U.S. consumer demand for prize-linked savings: New evidence on a new product," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 111(2), pages 116-118, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:111:y:2011:i:2:p:116-118
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